Police, justice officials use public transport smart card info

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TLS, the company which operates the public transport smart card ov-chipkaart, has confirmed it releases confidential information about users ‘several times a week’ to the police, the Telegraaf said on Friday.

The information is released in connection with missing persons and criminal investigations, the paper said. TLS keeps the information about people's movements for a year.

According to the Telegraaf, the police are also using the databanks of the SHPV, which stores information relating to car parking, in their investigations. The SHPV keeps information for 13 weeks.

The organisation was previously under fire for supplying information to the tax office which is checking up on mileage claims made for company cars.

© DutchNews.nl

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  • Woods posted:

    on 30th December 2013, 13:18:59 - Reply

    I don't know why this would be a surprise to anyone. It was obvious from the start that it was a means of keeping track of everyone. Even the 'anonymous' cards are, of course, no longer anonymous once you've loaded them up. The next thing they'll reintroduce (which they tried to do 20 years ago, but had to drop it due to the outcry) is chipping babies. [Edited by moderator.]